More mental health support for students

Students across Scotland will have access to more support to help them deal with the mental health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Additional Scottish Government funding of £1.32 million will allow support staff to carry out more frequent checks to identify potential mental health issues, as well as wider welfare concerns, such as access to food deliveries and other necessities.

The funding will also help to increase the number of drop-in chats for students, which will offer counselling on a digital platform.

Staff will also be able to direct students to the appropriate services, including referring them to a clinician, if appropriate.

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